Tanja Nis-Hansen

Tanja Nis-Hansen (born in 1988, Danemark) lives and works in Berlin. She studied in Copenhagen and Vienna before achieving both her BFA (2016) and MFA (2018) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg under the supervision of professor Jutta Koether.

Withdrawn from any traces of contemporary life, Tanja Nis-Hansen’s paintings present a scenery that reveals the painter’s sensibility towards what could be described as an unconventional synthesis of historical styles. The artist holds a tremendous fascination for theatre and stage design, which in the paintings does not only surface through the inner logic of space on the canvas, but also through an all over “theatrical” mode of representation. Nis-Hansen’s works not only depict metaphorical narratives that portray interior conditions, but also demonstrate contemporary strategies in painting. (Cathrin Mayer)

Tanja Nis-Hansen has had solo exhibitions at Sans titre (2016), Paris and at Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen (both in 2019), at Come Over chez Malik’s, Hamburg (2017).
Recent group exhibitions include L’INCONNUE, New York (2021); SORT, Vienna (2019); Crum Heaven, Stockholm (2019); Rumpelstiltskin, New York (2018); Kunsthaus Hamburg (2018); Galleria Federico Vavassori, Milan (2018); Munchener Kammerspiele, Munich (2018) and Institut Kunst, Basel (2018). She was awarded the Neue Kunst Hamburg grant with Niclas Riepshoff (with whom she forms the performance duo CONNY) and a grant by the Danish Art Council in 2019, after being nominated for the Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium, the Hiscox Kunstpreis and the Schues Nachwuchsförderung all in 2018. Tanja Nis-Hansen will have solo shows in 2022 at Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk and at Sans titre (2016), Paris.

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Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, LISTE Art Fair, 2021, Basel
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
The dramatics, 2021, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Notes on death due to falling, 2021, oil on canvas, 160 x 240 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
The lady is seemingly floating, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 70 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Death Watch or 45 minutes of solitude but now it’s a quarter to 2, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, ø 120 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
I’m a patient girl, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, ø 90 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, The Benign Tumour, 2019, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Keep your eyes peeled, all of our histories are just stories, 2019, oil and graphite putty on canvas, 140 x 110 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
performance view, Teenage Mutant, 2019 Nominees, Kunsthaus Hamburg
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
performance view, Teenage Mutant, 2019 Nominees, Kunsthaus Hamburg
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
performance view, Teenage Mutant, 2019, Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening, 2019, oil on canvas, ø 80 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, DE HIMLENDE ØJNE, 2019, Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Away from Keyboard - Out of Oxygen, 2019, oil on canvas, 180 x 360 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, DE HIMLENDE ØJNE, 2019, Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Art-Money-Sorrow-Balance, 2019, oil on canvas, 180 x 180 cm, unique, exhibition view, SORT, Vienna, 2019
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
The Problems of Love (Window 1), 2019, oil and graphite on canvas, 80 x 60 cm unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, The Benign Tumour, 2019, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, The Benign Tumour, 2019, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Cat and fox deliberating on possible escape routes (or every night we practice how to die), 2019, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Internal affairs, 2018, oil and graphite on canvas, 80 x 60 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, The Benign Tumour, 2019, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
CONNY (Tanja Nis-Hansen & Niclas Riepshoff), Set up for CONNY (Membrane), 2018-2019, oil and pigment on canvas on wooden frame, chain, styrofoam, newspapers, mirrors, 300 x 200 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
CONNY (Tanja Nis-Hansen & Niclas Riepshoff), Set up for CONNY (Membrane), 2018-2019, oil and pigment on canvas on wooden frame, chain, styrofoam, newspapers, mirrors, 300 x 200 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
CONNY (Tanja Nis-Hansen & Niclas Riepshoff), Set up for CONNY (Membrane), 2018-2019, oil and pigment on canvas on wooden frame, chain, styrofoam, newspapers, mirrors, 300 x 200 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
CONNY (Tanja Nis-Hansen & Niclas Riepshoff), performance view, Café Miao, 2018
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
CONNY (Tanja Nis-Hansen & Niclas Riepshoff), performance view, Café Miao, 2018
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
CONNY (Tanja Nis-Hansen & Niclas Riepshoff), performance view, Café Miao, 2018
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Untitled, 2019, oil and graphite on canvas, ø 90 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, La Première, 2019, Sans titre (2016), Paris
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
K für Katharsis, 2019, acrylic on MDF, 54 x 38 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Cautious distrust, 2018, oil and graphite on canvas, 160 x 120 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
Ceremony of the unimpressed (3), 2018, oil and graphite on canvas, 190 x 150 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
The distributors, 2018, oil and graphite on canvas, 160 x 120 cm, unique
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, degree show, 2018, HFBK Hamburg
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
exhibition view, degree show, 2018, HFBK Hamburg
Tanja Nis-Hansen - © Sans titre (2016)
A twist in my sobriety, 2018, oil and graphite on canvas, 160 x 140 cm, unique

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